Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Black beans Corn Tostada with Mango Salsa

Everyday I love to present something new for my family on dinner table or for lunch. As all parents know, kids can be picky eaters but thank god mine are very easy going but obviously they don't like to eat curry,rice and roti everyday. So, I have to try new food ideas as per their taste of course.

Indian and Mexican cuisine are almost similar from what I have found, and also the culture as well. If you want to travel in North America, Mexican food is easily available mostly in every part of North America. I am vegetarian so I would like and love nachos , tacos, burritos, rice, guacamole, salsa and list goes on on. Fresh herbs, vegetables, rice ,beans, and spices are also used in any Indian dishes. 





I like to make home made burritos from whole wheat flour ,which is healthy. I have made Black bean Corn Tostada and Mango salsa; an easy to prepare, quick meal! This year I didn't get a chance to visit Farmer's Market but hopefully I will make it this week for fresh vegetables and fruits. I like to freeze some of the fruits which I could not have during winter and of course they are fresh right now in summer.

OK let me start with salsa. One of my favorite is mango salsa. well mango is my favorite anyways :)

Mango Salsa (serves 4-6):

2 cup Wine Tomato diced (app.3 large tomato) 
1/2 cup Unripe raw mango peeled and diced
1/4 cup Onion chopped
1 teaspoon garlic finely chopped
2 jalapeno pepper chopped
1/4 cup Mixed color peppers
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon ketchup
2 tablespoon cilantro

Procedure:

  1. Wash and clean tomato properly and buy bit hard skinned tomato for easy dicing.
  2. Diced tomatoes into small pieces.
  3. Peel mango and chop into small pieces as well
  4. Chop onion, peppers (red, green, yellow which ever is available), garlic,jalapeno and cilantro
  5. In medium bowl add tomatoes, peppers, garlic, onion, jalapeno and toss them well
  6. Add salt as per your taste
  7. Add ketchup and mix well.
  8. Serve with nachos, use in burritos, tacos or with your favorite side dish.








Black bean Corn Tostada:






 Ingredients (serves 4):

1/2 cup Black beans
12 Corn Tostada
1 cup Mozzarella Cheddar cheese grated
1 cup Mango salsa (Recipe above)

Procedure:

  1. Use freshly boiled black beans or use canned black beans.
  2. Preheat oven at 350 degree F. and keep rack in middle of the oven.
  3. In baking tray lay tostada and layered grated cheese then black beans.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon salsa over black beans then sprinkle good amount of cheese on top.
  5. Bake it for 5-7 minutes until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve with Guacamole,salsa or even with chipotle dip .









Note:
For chipotle Dip visit my post: Calamari & Chipotle Dip

http://saffronplatter.blogspot.ca/2014/07/calamari-chipotle-dip.html

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